December 31, 2019

Marines sent to bolster security after Iraqi protesters assault US embassy, torch guardhouse to protest airstrikes

CT757fan/iStock(BAGHDAD) -- Hundreds of protesters, fomented by pro-Iranian militias and seemingly permitted by Iraqi security forces, have attempted to storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad to protest recent deadly U.S. airstrikes against an Iranian-backed militia. The violent scene on Tuesday marked another escalation in tensions between the U.S. and Iran, with President Donald Trump blaming Iran for "orchestrating" the "attack" and calling on Iraqi officials -- caught between their two allies -- ..
December 31, 2019

Marines sent after angry Iraqi protesters assault US embassy

CT757fan/iStock(BAGHDAD) -- Hundreds of protesters, fomented by pro-Iranian militias and seemingly permitted by Iraqi security forces, have attempted to storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad to protest recent deadly U.S. airstrikes against an Iranian-backed militia. The violent scene on Tuesday marked another escalation in tensions between the U.S. and Iran, with President Donald Trump blaming Iran for "orchestrating" the "attack" and calling on Iraqi officials -- caught between their two allies -- ..
December 31, 2019

Astonishing video shows Australian fire crew survive being overrun by bush fire as wildfire crisis deepens

Erin Donalson/iStock(LONDON) -- The Fire and Rescue team from New South Wales survived an astonishing drive through a bush fire, as the country reissued emergency warnings heading into the New Year. In astonishing footage captured by the besieged crew members, their vehicle can be seen driving through a forest entirely ablaze as they sought to battle the record-breaking bush fires sweeping the Australian state. “The crew from Fire and Rescue NSW Station 509 Wyoming recorded this video showing th..
December 31, 2019

Prince William launches Earthshot Prize to solve Earth’s environmental problems over the next decade

RomoloTavani/iStock(LONDON) -- Prince William is looking ahead to the next decade with a plan to solve some of the world's biggest environmental problems. William, the Duke of Cambridge, unveiled on Tuesday a new initiative called the Earthshot Prize, described by Kensington Palace as "the most prestigious environment prize in history." The multimillion-dollar prize will be awarded to five winners per year over the next 10 years, according to Kensington Palace. The goal is to encourage "Ear..